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By 4-2 vote, Zoning Commission approves six-story Opus rentals 

Corrado: how much more traffic can the streets take?

By 4-2 vote, Zoning Commission approves six-story Opus rentals 

Corrado: how much more traffic can the streets take?


By Dan McLeister 
For The Elmhurst Independent The Zoning and Planning Commission (ZPC) approved by a 4-2 vote the Opus six-story mixed-use project for rental units and retail space proposed on the corner of Addison and First. Three of the nine-member Commission were absent: Dave Garland, Susan McCoyd and Kurt […]

 
 

Miscommunication discussed at long D-205 School Board meeting

Miscommunication discussed at long D-205 School Board meeting

Resident criticizes Moyers’ “bullying” management style By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent Discussion about the lack of transparency and miscommunication by the administration of School District 205 about larger class sizes and the need for more teachers at York High School went deeper than just those two topics. Twenty […]

 
 

Dist. 205’s new salary ranges start at $100,500 for elementary principal Most administrators at or near bottom in total compensation

Dist. 205’s new salary ranges start at $100,500 for elementary principal  Most administrators at or near bottom in total compensation

By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent School District 205 Superintendent David Moyer recently discovered that administrators in Elmhurst, with few exceptions, are currently at or near the bottom in total compensation compared with the traditional comparison districts of Barrington, Naperville, Indian Prairie, St. Charles, Geneva and District 200 (Wheaton-Warrenville). […]

 
 

Election County, State and National candidates

Election County, State and National candidates

                Republicans in the Primary United States President Donald J. Trump Ted Cruz Marco Rubio John R. Kasich   U.S. Senate James T. Marter Mark Steven Kirk 5th Congressional District No Candidate 8th Congressional District Pete DiCianni State of Illinois State Comptroller Leslie […]

 
 

Independent makes edorsements

Independent makes edorsements

Join the ABT Party… Don’t forget to vote March 15, unless you’re voting for Trump Many community newspapers profile and make endorsements of candidates for political elections, such as the Primary coming up on March 15. Here at the Independent we cover local elections and profile candidates, but we don’t […]

 
 

School Board OKs Bryan detention site, but not York, Jackson Members continue to question dual usage options

School Board OKs Bryan detention site, but not York, Jackson  Members continue to question dual usage options

  By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent Elmhurst School District 205 wants to wait to see how the Madison School storm water detention project goes before it commits to other properties, according to School Board member John McDonough. At a recent School Board meeting, he said the Madison intergovernmental […]

 
 

Happy 20th anniversary to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Governor to return for 20th annual Spring Road celebration

Happy 20th anniversary to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade  Governor to return for 20th annual Spring Road celebration

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent The mayor whispered the news late last week — he had heard from the governor’s “people” and it was official — Gov. Bruce Rauner is returning to the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, Mar. 5. It’s time for the wearin’ o’ […]

 
 

Trolley to return this summer Part of City’s marketing program, riders directed to new web site

Trolley to return this summer  Part of City’s marketing program, riders directed to new web site

  By Dan McLeister For The Elmhurst Independent The second year of the Elmhurst Trolley will be more than just a trolley ride, according to Kassondra Schref, communications manager for the City. It will be part of an integrated marketing program to promote the City, she told the Public Affairs […]

 
 

New bakery opens on Spring Road Sweet Heaven occupies former location of Juliann’s

New bakery opens on Spring Road  Sweet Heaven occupies former location of Juliann’s

  By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent If you miss dropping in to Juliann’s Bakery for a coffeecake, there’s good news. There are plenty of coffeecakes and more to be had at a new bakery in the same location called Sweet Heaven. Owned by Kareen and Oksana Sardaryan, Sweet […]

 
 

College welcomes its new leadership

College welcomes its new leadership

photo by Dee Longfellow On the dais set in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center on the campus of Elmhurst College, Annette VanAken beams a smile at her husband Troy, recently named the institution’s 14th President. On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Board of Trustees held a reception to introduce […]